Before this chain reaches our shores, I finally got to have a taste of its dishes during my trip last year in the US. I don’t know why that was the only time I got to try it there. Yeah, I’m befuddled up to this day. With over a thousand locations in the US, let’s see the buzz around this express.
Ah yes…all hail the Orange Chicken! Haha. But before I get to that, let me discuss the order scheme. It is a fast food joint so you get your dishes real quick. You can either have a bowl (one entree and a side for $7), plate (two entrees and a side for $8.30) or a bigger plate (3 entrees and a side for $9.80). They also have a kid’s meal priced at $6.10, and family feast at $37 (includes 3 large entrees and 2 large sides). All prices are based in California since I’m unsure if the prices vary per state. Some dishes have a “premium” price on it like the Honey Walnut Shrimp above. You can still get the entrees or sides individually. Being our first timers here, we got individual bowls. But man, those bowls were big! Since we were hungry, we did finish those up. Hehe. We added the Broccoli Beef just so we can have some veggies in. The beef was okay. I guess it was overshadowed by the other two dishes. I loved the crunch and sweet flavor of the Honey Walnut Shrimp! And I was surprised to find multiple pieces of those shrimp in. As for the Orange Chicken, no wonder it’s really popular. It really is yummy without losing that moisture in. It was still quite juicy.
Hooray for rice! Yeah, I am an Asian Gal through and through. I loved the variety of choices they have. Upon seeing that, I feel this would blend nicely in the Philippines. Not sure how they’re going to present it here. If it’s going to be fancy (like other international franchises here) or if they’ll adapt this same fast food style. I do hope so. It makes it a bit authentic. Can’t wait for it to open here! Looking forward to more of those Honey Walnut Shrimp, Orange Chicken and fortune cookies. 😛
Official website: https://www.pandaexpress.com/